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Natural Home and Michelle Obama Love Decoupage Ornaments

12/24/2009 12:00:00 AM

Tags: holiday, ornamets, DIY, Obama

When we chose projects from the Natural Home arsenal to decorate the Blair House, the president's guest house, we had no idea we were so in tune with the Obama family’s ideas. We were all thinking decoupage.

Decoupaging old globes with reused paper is a great way to give tired ornaments new life. We bought a bunch of old ornaments from eBay and some Mod Podge decoupage medium and went to work on them with recycled gold tissue paper. The results look like antique glass globe ornaments, and each handmade piece is unique. This craft project is a fun way to revitalize and personalize old ornaments—and to avoid buying new ones.

Blair House ornaments
Decoupage ornaments add a personal touch to your holiday decor. Photo By Rob Cardillo. 

Meanwhile, Michelle Obama sent leftover ornaments from past White House Christmas tree decorations to 60 community groups around the country with instructions to decoupage the ornaments in honor of the cities’ local landmarks—then return them to the White House to decorate the holiday tree.

Decoupaging is easy and fun. Check out our simple instructions and instructions for making several other simple, fun holiday projects.

Best wishes and happy holidays to you and yours from all of us here at Natural Home!

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